A lot of controversy has surrounded Caitlyn Jenner’s brave decision to undergo surgery and come out as a transgender. Mostly, it has been support and commendations of how brave, courageous, and beautiful she is. However, not everyone feels that way.
Clint Eastwood was one of the hosts at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards, which was filmed this last weekend. Eastwood made fun of Jenner’s brave decision by mocking her new name. While introducing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the awards show, he compared Johnson to other athletes who have transitioned into acting, saying: “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody.” Reportedly, the joke was not well-received by the audience — instead of laughter, the audience groaned at the distasteful humor.
The joke will be cut by the network when the show airs later this month. David Schwarz, Spike TV senior vice president of communications said, “We will remove the reference in the version that will air.“